The resurrection matters. Sometimes I make my progressive theological friends anxious when I get going on about it. A friend told me last week, "Tripp your Christology is so high it might as well come from Venice Beach." While I am not sure about the comparison (p.s. non-LAites Venice has a high … Read more about Why the Resurrection Matters….
This was my meditation for our church email this week. For Youth Sunday, I'm preaching on the Good Samaritan. There’s a woman named Grace who lives on my street in the Tenderloin District, San Francisco. When I say she lives on my street, I mean that literally — she's homeless. I pass her … Read more about Grace
Today the new University Project announced it’s official name - Claremont Lincoln University. You can read about the background story of the name here. As a Claremont student, I am invested in the future of the project. I had desired to come to the School of Theology for a while but that was … Read more about Claremont’s New University
Today is a very exciting day for all those with connections to Claremont School of Theology! The visionary President Jerry Campbell has succeeded in putting together the first inter-religious University on our planet. With a very generous gift from Joan and David Lincoln, beginning next fall … Read more about Welcome to the World Claremont Lincoln University!!!!
I was editing the 101st episode of Homebrewed Christianity, a conversation primarily between Paul Capetz and John Cobb. It was a fantastic theological dialogue ... and then then subject turned toward practical matters. What happened to the Mainline church? Why is it in such decline? It turns … Read more about what went wrong with the Mainline?
What would you do if Osama came to your church for communion? In this video I discuss just how he showed up on youth Sunday a few years ago. This video was recorded by Travis the day before we were told Osama was dead Travis Reed of Work of the People \ Alter and I got to reconnect at the … Read more about Communion with Osama
Short version of this post: J. Wilson undertook a 46-day beer-only fast for Jesus, followed by a bacon smoothie on Easter Sunday. Holy Doppelbock, Batman! Over a year ago, on the podcast, I mentioned that I was brewing a delicious doppelbock — and that it was traditionally brewed and consumed by … Read more about A beer-only fast for Lent